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I have ordered a PS3 Super Slim 500GB console, and I plan on connecting it to my PC's monitor.

The monitor I have is the Acer S221HQBD, which does not have an HDMI port. So I would imagine that I could connect the PS3 to it using an HDMI to DVI connector.

After contacting my local PC megastore, I was advised that the setup would not work as the picture would be black and white, or not appear at all.

Is this true?

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How are you going to get the audio out? I use a HDMI to DVI connector for my PC and it works fine but I also need to run an audio lead as DVI doesn't support audio – Joe Taylor Sep 23 '13 at 11:50
@JoeTaylor - The PS3 also comes with RCA, so the idea is that I will buy a converter which takes in the white and red wires and outputs into a 3.5mm female. So I'll connect the HDMI to DVI cable to the monitor, and the sound through the above mechanism. Are there problems with this approach? – Dot NET Sep 23 '13 at 11:54
Nope, that sounds solid to me. You could just get an RCA - 3.5mm Male audio lead and then only need 1 wire instead of a converter and a wire. – Joe Taylor Sep 23 '13 at 11:57
@JoeTaylor - Is your comment directed towards achieving sound? My speakers have a male which would need to be plugged into the female 3.5mm – Dot NET Sep 23 '13 at 11:59
"The picture would be black and white" sounds like pure bullshit to me - I don't think anything splits up colours that way, even VGA – Journeyman Geek Sep 23 '13 at 12:14
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I should work if its a HCDP compatible monitor - which the comments indicate this is. There's some anecdotal evidence on Ars Openforums, and no one indicates it not working, and certainly not being in black and white. Sony says "While HDMI to DVI converters may be used with the PS3, they are not guaranteed to work and may cause picture problems" - so while its not defintive, its plausible that you may have some issues. On the other hand, they don't say it won't work.

I'd be rather curious about the retailer's testing methods, and wonder if their cable was faulty in some odd way.

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You should read more about HDMI and DVI.
Using HDMI to DVI connector will never give you the same quality.

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Are you sure about that? As I've done some research and the quality loss seems to be barely noticeable in many cases. This link seems to back it up: Please correct me if I'm wrong – Dot NET Sep 23 '13 at 12:12
Oops! Google Chrome could not connect to @DotNET – Geek Mohammad Sep 23 '13 at 12:27
It's loading fine for me :/ – Dot NET Sep 23 '13 at 12:41

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